Solomon G. Brown

ID: SA-754 and SIA2007-0039

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1890s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 4, Folder: 41

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Summary

Solomon G. Brown (1852-1906), clerk of Secretary Spencer F. Baird (1878-1887) and poet, seen here standing outside, probably on the Mall. Brown worked at the Smithsonian for over fifty years and was possibly the first African American Smithsonian employee.

Author

Unknown

Subject

Brown, Solomon Galleon c. 1829-1906

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This photo of Brown as most likely taken at the same time as the staff photo of the International Exchange Service. See Negative #77-15013 (SIA, RU95, B28, F33). See biography of Brown by Louise D. Hutchinson, 'With Kindest Regards': Solomon G. Brown.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 4, Folder: 41

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1891

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • African Americans
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SA-754 and SIA2007-0039

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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